Cardiff University Graduation 2017

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Cardiff University Graduation 2017

Graduation Week is a time to celebrate the success of our students with peers, family and friends. Our 2017 ceremonies will run from Monday 17 July to Friday 21 July.

Planning your graduation

Graduation week is a busy and exciting time for our students, guests and staff. We want all attendees to enjoy this occasion, marking a proud moment for our students as they celebrate the culmination of their hard studies.

Receive your invitation

Your invitation is the start of your graduation, so you need to know when, how and where your invite will be sent to you.

Order tickets

Our graduation ceremonies are a popular event in our academic calendar and we try to ensure a fair system with ticket allocation.

Order and collect your academic dress

As a formal event, all graduates are required to dress smartly and wear academic dress throughout the duration of the ceremony.

Order your photos and DVD

Once the big day is over, you can relive the experience of your graduation day through professional photos and a DVD of your ceremony.

Book accommodation

If you or your guests are travelling some distance to attend graduation, or wish to spend a few days in Cardiff, then there are a number of accommodation options available.

Venues and travel

Our graduation ceremonies are held in the prestigious St David’s Hall in Cardiff city centre with registration, academic dress collection and official photography taking place in City Hall.

On the day

Make graduation more enjoyable for you and your guests by knowing what you need to be doing, where and when.

Tell us your story

If you would like to have contact with the media during graduation week, the Communications team would be delighted to hear from you.

After graduation

Graduation may mark the end of your current studies, but it isn’t goodbye. As a graduate we continue to offer you services and support after you have left us.

Your degree certificate

Within eight weeks of the date of your graduation ceremony, you should receive your degree certificate and course transcripts.

Advice on your career and employability

Our Careers & Employability team offer a range of services and resources for graduates of all degree disciplines. So why not get in contact with them and let them help you with your post-university career planning?

Continue your studies with us

If you’ve enjoyed your time with us, why not consider staying on for further studies?

With us you can:

  • choose from over 200 postgraduate courses
  • make use of our dedicated postgraduate facilities and services designed to enhance your experience, including meeting and study facilities and a programme of events
  • pursue research opportunities in over 140 different areas with a PhD or MPhil

Welcome to our alumni community

As a Cardiff alum, you are now part of a worldwide community of more 145,000 former students across 180 countries. Keep in touch to access alumni benefits, career and networking opportunities, attend events and much more.

Update your details now.

Tell us where you will be in six months’ time

In January, all recent graduates from UK universities will be sent the Destinations of Leavers of Higher Education (DLHE) survey to find out more about their employment and study outcomes.

This is a national statistical survey that all higher education institutions are required to deliver.  The data is integrated into the UNISTATS Key Information Sets (KIS) and used by league tables. We would appreciate your help by completing the survey.

So that we can contact you, please make sure your contact details are up-to-date on SIMS before you graduate.

Graduation Week 2016 is now over, but you can watch the ceremonies online.